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GREETINGS from Kodiak, Alaska!
Thanks to you, what began in 1996 as an online hub for PlanTea quickly evolved into a global community -- from my newsletter which connects readers in 70 countries, to articles about organic gardening and healthy recipes for your family. To listen to my personal, Alaska greeting, press the PLAY arrow at left. Further to the left is where you'll find the feature article, which I change periodically. And hey, since we could all use an uplifting boost now and then, you might enjoy reading the latest edition of my newsletter. Cheers and love to you,
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More feature articles by Marion Owen:
Dust off your waffle iron!
For pennies you get a million dollars worth of nutrition and health.
Excerpt: I love waffles, but I don't like how I feel after eating them. Then I ate a waffle that changed my life! [For the whole article, click here.]
While visiting friends in Hawaii they treated my husband and I to homemade Belgian-style waffles. They were light, fluffy and really tasty. "They're made from soybean and rolled oats," Carrie explained, smiling.
Carrie handed me a tattered copy of "Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Cookbook." As I flipped through the pages, timed rolled back to the mid 1970s when I made a lot of dishes with lentils, rice, soy and beans. "That's hippie food!" my Mom used to say.
Today, we know better. These aren't just food for hippies because the more plant-based foods we consume, the better.
Back in Alaska, I bought a used copy of the cookbook for $2.00. The waffle recipes in the book call for simple ingredients like pinto beans, garbanzo beans or soybeans, rolled oats, lentils, millet, rice, cashews and buckwheat. No eggs, milk or baking powder. Wheat-free, too.
For pennies you get a million dollars worth of nutrition and health. "One soy-oat waffle has protein equal in quantity and quality to that in a serving of steak," says author Edyth Young Cottrel.
Can one starfish make a difference?
163 things you can compost, but who's counting...
Excerpt: A young boy and his father were walking along a beach, when suddenly they came upon thousands of starfish left stranded on the sand by the receding tide. The young boy leaned over, picked up a starfish and tossed it, like a Frisbee, back into the ocean. Then he picked up another one, and carried it to the water's edge. [Read the whole article by clicking here.]
"Son, what are you doing? You can't possibly save them all."
"I guess not. But these uns'll make it."
The youngster believed that even when the situation seemed hopeless, he could do his part. Composting is like that, too.
Every year, tons of organic materials are thrown away, needlessly filling up landfills. By composting these materials, you can lengthen the life of your local landfill. Like tossing a starfish back into the ocean, you can make a difference by composting.
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